Macalauan farm is situated at Andres Soriano Avenue, Barangay
Mabacan, Calauan, Laguna, which is in the main barangay road
and about 2 kilometers from the main town. Calauan town is situated
within the province of Laguna, located some 30 kilometers south
of Manila, and bounded on the north by Rizal, on the east and
south by Quezon, and on the west by Cavite and Batangas.
farm practices a semi-intensive and cut-and-carry system. The
milking parlor has a bucket-type milking machine. The farm’s
operation is guided by the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
It has certain biosecurity measures like the placement of a
foot bath at the entrance of the farm to prevent the entry of
diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). In addition,
the farm practices regular herd disease monitoring and vaccinations
for the prevention of diseases.
Macalauan’s herd originated from the Holstein Friesian-Sahiwal
cows that came from Australia and New Zealand. The Holstein
Friesian is a temperate breed that originated from Holland while
the Sahiwal is a tropical breed that originated from Pakistan.
This type of cross breeding takes advantage of the high milk
production of the Holstein Friesian and the heat tolerance and
disease resistance of the Sahiwal.
herd is constantly being upgraded and provided with the best
possible care to ensure good health and maximum productivity.
Illness is minimized by providing a sanitary environment, customized
diet and compassionate, attentive daily care.
Dairy Cow Nutrition
nutrition is always important in having healthy and high yielding
dairy cows. The herd is fed with good quality grass and legumes
that came from an improved pasture. Customized concentrates
and vitamin-mineral premixes, brewer’s spent grain, copra
meal and molasses are also being given. These feed ingredients
are regularly tested and their suppliers are evaluated to ensure
its good quality.
cows are also provided with dairy concentrates thus enabling
Hacienda Macalauan Inc., to produce premium milk that is without
antibiotics, growth hormones or dangerous pesticides.